Here’s a fun fact for you: I used to have a love-hate relationship with photographing people.I know — it sounds strange. Anything that didn’t move unless I physically moved it (read: food and product shots) was my safe zone.
The thing is that I would also receive compliments on the candid real life moments captured of my family. Then when friends would ask me to photograph them I wouldn’t know what to do because I was used to capturing people as they were experiencing real emotion, moving through real life every day moments. I had no idea how to pose people to make it look like I was capturing a moment.
So, I recently (if it was over two months ago that still counts as recent, right?) took a model posing class with Hooton Images. Because I work with Heather and Jameson on our Threads shoots for Inspired Living, I thought the class might be helpful when art directing shoots with other photographers. It was by far one of the best classes I took from them — even though high anxiety set it when Heather said the words “let’s practice.”
At the end of the day, it became a major confidence booster when it came to art directing my next shoot for Wedding Essentials and for when I’m the one behind the camera.
Enter Sarah (a Tri Delta sister) and her boyfriend, Dean. These two were the second couple I photographed after that session and let me tell you it was WAY more fun.
We spent an hour on Creighton’s campus taking photos. It turned out to be a splendid morning with a little bit of cloud cover.
Aren’t they adorable together?!
I’m open to a critique if you’re so inclined to comment.